Just a Few Words
Carpe Noctem Vitae (Seize the night life!) offers the perfect balance between providing a wide range of amenities and facilities of a large hostel, but making you feel relaxed in a sociable, fun and family-esq atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, or part of a group, you’ll immediately feel welcomed and want to stay with us longer to see what the Budapest hype is all about!
Though still participating in a different party every night of the week, Vitae represents the more relaxed, less intense atmosphere of the five hostels under the world-famous ‘Budapest Party Hostels’ group. Clean, spacious, non-smoking and secure dorm rooms are always ready for travelers in need of rest; drunk and sober alike. Our staff, which are comprised entirely of experienced travelers, have all of the best recommendations and tips to make your stay in the beautiful city of Budapest the unregrettable highlights of your travels.
And why travel, if not to make new friends along the way? Over 60% of Vitae’s floor space are dedicated common areas for you to meet & mingle with other guests over a game of cards, drinks, or the cheap family-dinners the staff put on for only the cost of the meal’s ingredients. Vitae’s 3 modern kitchens are always accessible and if you’d rather eat your meals over a good film or video game session, there’s a projector room and a snug to lounge in during all hours of the day. We have entertainment central with a darts board, table football, guitar heroes and even chess to stop you from getting bored.
Sight seeing and partying don’t always have to go hand in hand, but Vitae’s all staff always try and present a healthy blend of the two together every day with their knowledge of all things Budapest, historic and contemporary. Whether you’re after a romantic evening dinner cruise on the Danube river or a 6am trip to a 24hr bar in the city after a night out, the staff have been in your shoes and will happily point you in the right direction.
It won’t take long to notice the ATM, currency exchange, tram stop, bus stop, convenience store, tobacco shop, and 24hr eateries and the cheapest bars are all on the same city block as Vitae. Tobacco and drinks are cheap in Budapest, but if all you want to do with your day is soak up some sun on Vitae’s penthouse terrace over a beer and a smoke, and you really can’t be bothered going to the store, the main office has cheap cold beers for sale.
A week with us will include live music with open mic nights, karaoke nights, backpackers’ parties, mad epic pub crawls, party boats, bath parties, cheap drink nights and much much more. Of course we are flexible and open to suggestions, so you let us know what you like and we’ll see if we can get the group along.
We are on three levels and have the luxury of being to able to offer a multitude of different rooms to cater to every budget and privacy request, from private doubles, twins, female only dorms right up to 12 and 14 bed dorms for the more money-conscious traveler.
Linen Included | Free City Maps | Towels Included | Free WiFi | Free Internet Access | Security Lockers | Key Card Access | Common Room | Elevator | Air Conditioning | Adaptors | Book Exchange | Hot Showers | Self-Catering Facilities | Outdoor Terrace | Hair Dryers For Hire | Hair Dryers | Safe Deposit Box | Steam Room | Internet Access | Airport Transfers | Towels for hire | Luggage Storage | 24 Hour Reception | Tours/Travel Desk | Shuttle Bus | Housekeeping | Meals Available | Tea & Coffee Making Facilities | PlayStation | DVD’s | Board Games | Games Room | Foosball
Directions to the Hostel
Our address in Erzsebet Korut 50, buzzer 25. We are in front of Kiraly Utca tram stop on the 4/6 tram route, directly opposite the Royal Corinthia Hotel entrance. We are also a short walk from Oktogon metro station.
Unfortunately we don't have the largest sign outside our building so make sure you look out for us! Look for the number 50 above the door and the fancy looking hotel opposite, and you're there!
From Ferenc Liszt International Airport:
Public Transport: You can take the 100E bus from outside the airport to Deak Ferenc Ter, which is then only a 15 minute walk to the hostel. There are two buses per hour and all you need to buy is a transfer ticket, which costs 900huf.
Shuttle Service: Vitae does offer a shuttle from the airport to the front of the Hostel. The shuttle cost 3500 huf per person and needs to be booked 24 hours in advance. The cost of the shuttle will be added to you bill that will be needed to be paid upon arrival. To book the shuttle service we will need and email in advance with the following:
Time of arrival
Number of guests
Full name of one of the guests.
From Keleti International train station: Take Red Metro Line (M2) towards Deli station 1 stop to Blaha Lujza Ter. From Blaha Lujza ter take the 4 or 6 tram towards Szell Kalman ter 2 stops and get of at Kiraly Utca. We are number 50 Erzsebet Korut and the buzzer number is 25
From Nyugati train station: Take the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Szell Kalman ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 25 at no.50 Erzsebet Korut
From Nepliget bus station: Take the blue metro line (M3) in the direction of Ujpest Kozpont for 8 stops and get off at Nyugati Palyaudvar. Come out of the basement and onto street level and take the 4/6 tram, in the OPPOSITE direction of Szell Kalman ter, for 2 stops which will be Kiraly utca. Get off here and call buzzer 25 at no.50 Erzsebet Korut
From Kelenföldi pályaudvar Bus station: Take the green metro line (M4) in the direction of Bikas Bark for 7 stops to Rákóczi tér. Leave the underground and and take the 4/6 tram towards Blaha Lujza ter 3 stops and get of at Kiraly Utca. We are number 50 Erzsebet Korut and the buzzer number is 25
We highly recommend that you buy tickets for all public transport - make sure you also validate the ticket in the red boxes as you use public transport so they are stamped. Tickets are available from all metro stations and ticket machines at tram stops. A one way single ticket for the metro, tram, bus or trolleybus costs 350 HUF. Being caught without a ticket will cost you 16000 HUFs in fines and the controllers can be very intimidating. At the airport you can buy tickets for the train from the tourist information desk. They cost approximately 400 HUF.